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Archive | July, 2012

The Kindness of Banks

Penin Diaz, an American friend of mine, sent me this distressing report that I felt I had to share.  Some of the details are uniquely American, but the experience is not  – Barb Weir Our family is going through hard times, and we’re trying to cut expenses, so I asked my bank about mortgage loan […]

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West provoking civil war in Syria: Jonathan Steele

Published on Jul 30, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil. The Syrian government says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security […]

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If Palestinians disappear, who cares?

Osama Qashoo, film director, activist Extra reporting; Lauren Booth On the 21 and 27 June, two asylum seeker vessels heading from port of  Pelabuhan Ratu on the south-eastern coast of Java – a popular embarkation point for Australia disappeared. The boats were overladen with men, women and children, desperately seeking a new life, when the […]

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FIFA-fo-fum: I hear the din of the racism drum

For fans of European football, July is pretty much downtime until mid- to late-August when the UEFA, German, Spanish and other supercups officially conclude the previous season. After the excitement of the Champions League and European Football Championship (EURO 2012), the spotlight shifted to transfers and lower-key international friendlies, which help clubs prepare for their […]

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The Selective Morality of ‘Anti-Zionist’ Zionists

The selective morality of ‘anti-Zionist’ Zionists (self-professed anti-Zionists who harbour certain Zionist viewpoints) says that Palestinians must languish in refugee camps merely because it would be ‘immoral’ to re-settle Israelis who live on stolen land. This is all while Israel proves its capability to resettle its own citizens when it colonises vast swathes of the […]

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Message to Mitt: Courtesy of CIA, FBI, Bibi’s nephew, Vanunu and a Candidate for US HOUSE

U.S. national security officials consider Israel to be a genuine counterintelligence threat. “The CIA considers Israel its No. 1 counterintelligence threat in the agency’s Near East Division, the group that oversees spying across the Middle East, according to current and former officials. Counterintelligence is the art of protecting national secrets from spies. This means the […]

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The Forgotten WWII Battle of Halbe 1945

Ingrid Rimland is an award-winning ethnic novelist, with five books and hundreds of articles and columns to her credit. Born to Russian-German Mennonites in the Ukraine, she experienced World War II as a small child. Multilingual and gifted linguistically, she brings a unique perspective to the Patriot struggle, having lived under four dictators in her […]

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Double Standards of Mass Murder

A Virginia college, a Colorado high school, a Texas military base, an Arizona strip mall, a Colorado movie theatre – all have become part of a recurring event in America: mass murder. Following the latest massacre Tom Mauser, the father of a 15-year-old victim at the Columbine High School slaughter in 1999, described the inescapable […]

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Accusations of Jewish Self-Hatred and anti-Semitism as a Strategy to Hide from Self-Reflection

Anyone who follows the debate over Israel-Palestine knows how automatic and routine it is for one side to label those who disagree with Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people as self-hating Jews, Israel haters or anti-Semites. Hoping to calm the hysteria and add much-needed clarity to the issue, and unwilling to be silenced by these […]

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Mr. Win’s Solution for the Rohingyas of Burma is a recipe for Fascism

Last week, I came across Mr. Kanbawza Win’s article – “Killing two birds with a stone or a Win, Win Situation” (Eurasia Review, July 19, 2012) – discussing his thesis for solving the Rohingya crisis in western Burma. As a global citizen who has worked for decades to make our world a more inclusive one […]

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Has Assad Ordered Mass Rapes?

Has Assad Ordered Mass Rapes?  Russ Baker, WhoWhatWhy, Jul 24 2012 A growing refrain out of Syria is that widespread rape is taking place—and sanctioned by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. But when WhoWhatWhy examined the allegations, it found that well-intentioned women’s groups trying to document and prevent such abuses may be falling victim […]

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